Rachel's Recipes

Easy to Peel Potatoes

Posted on: January 26, 2010

This is not really a true recipe, but rather a tip shared by one of the ladies in my book club. If you ever need to peel a full bag of potatoes, you’ll want to know this trick.

You’ll Need:
Potatoes (as many as your heart desires)
Pot of water (to boil)
Bowl of ice water (to cool the potatoes)

What to Do
Wash the potatoes and score them (you can either use an X or I like to score a line around the middle of the potatoes). Throw them into a pot of water and boil them for about 10-15 minutes, depending on the size of the potato.

Using a slotted spoon or tongs, carefully take the potatoes out of the boiling water and put into a bowl of ice water. Let the potatoes cool for a few minutes. Once the potatoes are cool to the touch, using your hands twist off the peels. They should come off in just a couple of large pieces.

If you want to keep boiling the potatoes to make mashed potatoes, put a pot of clean water on the stove and pop them back into the pot.

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